French hospitality chain Accor's CEO says missing the India opputunity would be a 'stupid mistake'

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French multinational hospitality chain and hotel chain Accor's global chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin says he is a huge India fan and would hate to be a spectator. "I want to be an actor in India."

Accor is bullish on India and plans to open many more hotels in the country over the next few years, Sebastien Bazin, Group Chairman and CEO of the French multinational hospitality chain and hotel chain said.

Storyboard18’s Shibani Gharat caught up with him and discussed about the reason behind the company's excitement about the Indian middle class traveller, its plans around Paris Olympics, efforts towards sustainability and more.
“I am a huge India fan for a lot of good reasons. I hate to be a spectator of India, I want to be an actor in India. India for us is small, 2% of Accor worldwide,” he said.

He highlighted that Accor India grew fastest in the last five years and is likely to grow even faster over the next five years. “So for me to miss India would be a stupid mistake.”